Valentin Korzhov
Valentin Korzhov is known for his multi-media works combining sculpture, photo and video in one piece which gives way to another new, self-sufficient media. In his projects, the artist employs visual metaphors from the canons of European philosophy, moving from Plato to Heidegger. For instance, a series of characters – shellers – was created for the DARWIN VS DARWIN project. Highly realistic human limbs made of silicone, acrylic and natural hair protruding from sea shells are the result of aesthetic research of two (epistemic) ideas on human progress: Plato with his argumentation on the soul, and Darwinist (positivist) with his argumentation on the body. In WHITE TRINITY, the artist works with Heidegger's idea of nothingness as the only condition where a form may reveal itself. This led to the creation of a series of white sculptures and filming them in the endless Russian snow fields.

Valentin is a member of the Moscow Artists Union, sculpture section. His personal exhibitions have been given in such public spaces as the State Darwin Museum (Moscow), Gogol-Center (Moscow), Arts Academy (Voronezh) and the Central House of Artists (Moscow). His exhibition Archeology of Memory was showcased as an additional event at the 5th International Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Valentin lives and works in Moscow.